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Paw Pixels

Time to get Fido and Whiskers ready for their close-ups

Fluffy cats with pouty expressions and pugs posed with their paws in the air are pretty much the stuff that makes any human being smile. If your Instagram feed is mostly celebrity pets, Lil Bub and […]

By |May 14th, 2018|Arts, Features|0 Comments
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My Life As a Bird Artist

Capturing the inherent beauty of birds through ink and paper

As I write this, I’m sitting outside on my balcony with a morning cup of tea, listening to the birds singing and planning the day. My own two parrots are out here with me and I’m watching a […]

By |May 7th, 2018|Art, Arts, Features|0 Comments
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Guerilla tactics

MoT+++ and Sàn Art present the first solo exhibition of ceramics by Vietnamese artist Nguyen Quoc Chanh

Nguyen Quoc Chanh is an acclaimed poet, admired by his peers and audiences in Vietnam and overseas. His first collection of poems was published in 1990 […]

By |February 12th, 2018|Arts, Features|0 Comments
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Historical Awakening

An exhibition where art and artists respond to the challenges of their socio-political circumstances

American film directors Ken Burns and Linda Novick interviewed more than 79 witnesses for their epic 10-part television series The Vietnam War (called The American War in Vietnam)—now playing to millions of viewers across […]

By |December 19th, 2017|Arts, Features|0 Comments
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Down to a Fine Art

Zunk, a central figure in Hanoi’s street art scene, discusses hip-hop, supporting the community and the future of Vietnamese graffiti

I meet Zunk by the corner of the Cuban Embassy. We walk together down a few alleyways, heading to his studio for the next […]

By |November 30th, 2017|Art, Features|0 Comments
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Abandoned by Heaven

Where is Vietnamese society heading if it fails to cultivate and nurture its centuries-old traditional folk art and cultural practices?

At first glance, the paintings of Bui Thanh Tam’s Abandoned by Heaven collection project an air of innocence and a pollyanish sense of contentment. […]

By |November 8th, 2017|Art, Arts|0 Comments
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TAG a Friend

Saigon’s thriving graffiti culture may surprise you

It’s hard to think of graffiti without the connotations of illegality. Tagging, which rose to prominence in the 90s, has always been seen as an art form for youth and rebellion. However, now that it has surfaced and gained […]

By |September 20th, 2017|Art, Features|0 Comments
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Behind the Scenes

Sometimes behind great actors there’s a great acting coach

About a decade ago, a number of Overseas Vietnamese film professionals began to make names for themselves here in the emerging local movie industry. They were directors, actors & actresses, and producers—many of them the kids of “boat people” […]

By |September 14th, 2017|Arts, Features|0 Comments
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The Director’s Cut

Vietnam’s film industry: Past, Present and Future

In October of 1995, Othello Khanh landed in Saigon armed with a Hi8 camcorder and Walkman, a tripod, and a revolutionary attitude. Having just completed a documentary about Mexico’s Zapatista Uprisng, which had him living there amongst the rebel forces, the young guerilla filmmaker’s arrival […]

By |September 10th, 2017|Arts, Features|0 Comments
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« Muted Conversations », a sacred exhibition

The art of photography handled with delicacy and talent by Dat Vu opens its doors to us through the exhibition “Muted Conversations” at the Factory, the center of contemporary art in Ho Chi Minh. This exhibition is the first in […]

By |September 7th, 2017|Arts, News|0 Comments